Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved saints in the history of Roman Catholicism. Yet he wore a hair shirt, in addition to flagellating himself constantly, to punish his body for its lustful desires. And he treated his parents with great cruelty, abandoning them forever when he was still a young man. It is tempting to think at the end of his life, with his acknowledged and beautiful humanistic spirit, that he apologized to both his body and his parents. In a luminous and majestic performance, Robert Bullington brings us Francis as few might ever think of this fascinating historical figure.